Senior Data Analyst

Cambridge University Press & Assessment

Cambridge / Hybrid

Application Deadline
£40,000 - £53,500

Salary: £40,000 - £53,500

Location: Cambridge Hybrid

Contract: Permanent

We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.

We are looking for two confident, capable and experienced Senior Data Analysts to join OCR's Research and Technical Standards team.

Reporting to the Principal Manager Operational Research, you will join a busy and dynamic team that play a crucial role in ensuring that OCR's assessments are awarded to the highest standards, meeting the expectations of both our customers and the UK exams regulator.

About the role

As a Senior Data Analyst, you will provide programming expertise, technical leadership and management for the Data and Analytics function within the RTS team, delivering a range of data reporting and analysis services, and driving improvements in efficiency and reliability. Drawing on your experience of educational assessment, you will lead research and analytics projects to support the validity, reliability, fairness, and regulatory compliance of OCR assessments. You will provide expertise and guidance on issues around data, systems and infrastructure.

You will manage and support colleagues in the team, as well as participate in the wider management and direction of the RTS team and taking leadership responsibility for a specific strand of the group's work.

Whilst providing strategic, expert input and making balanced recommendations, you will engage with colleagues from other areas and the regulator on cross industry requirements and projects. This role will have responsibility for the production of essential analytics required by the regulator, such as examination predictions and reporting against performance tolerances.

About you

We are looking for someone who can challenge, innovate and inspire. You will need to be able to maintain strong working relationships with colleagues across the organisation to help OCR achieve its strategic ambitions.

You will be familiar with a variety of software packages and programming languages, and a quick learner. An interest in data structures and systems and an understanding of industry practice are essential.

You will have significant experience and confidence with programming, along with an appreciation of the technical aspects of educational assessment theory and practice. Numerical, logical and statistical skills are key to this role, as is the ability to think analytically.

Using your well developed written and verbal communication, you will be able to explain complex analysis and outcomes to non-technical audiences, as well as the ability to work to deadlines, prioritise projects and work accurately under pressure.

Rewards and benefits

We will support you to be at your best in work and to live well outside of it. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a world-class, flexible rewards package, featuring family-friendly and planet-friendly benefits including:

  • Group personal pension scheme
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Life assurance up to 4 x annual salary
  • Private medical and Permanent Health Insurance
  • Green travel schemes
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays

We also offer flexible and hybrid working options from day one. We will consider any work arrangements if you wish to work flexibly or require adjustments due to a disability.

Ready to pursue your potential? Apply now.

We review applications on an ongoing basis, with a closing date for all applications being 5th February 2023 and interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 13th February 2023.

Please note that successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory background checks including DBS due to working in a regulated industry.

Why join us

Joining us is your opportunity to pursue potential. You'll belong to a collaborative team that's exploring new and better ways to serve students, teachers and researchers across the globe – for the benefit of individuals, society and the world. Sharing our mission will inspire your own growth, development and progress, in an environment which embraces difference, change and aspiration.

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where everyone has a voice, and where we learn continuously to improve together. Ensuring that everyone feels they belong is essential to who we are, and to the contribution we make to society and our planet.

We believe better outcomes come through diversity of thought, background and approach. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities, actively seeking to employ people from a wide range of different communities.

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